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Browse our Instagram!Sir Gawain & The Green Knight got a lot of likes in 2021. Did you see the movie??Are you as obsessed as we are? #wordle #librarianlifeTomorrow is the anniversary of Boston’s North End #MolassesDisaster of 1919. While the event itself had more to do with manufacturing munitions than cooking, we prefer cooking, and offer these suggestions for observing the day. Make some:Detail of a drawing of the proposed table design for the new library at Boston College by architectural firm Maginnis & Walsh, June, 1927. Visit these tables today in Gargan Hall, #BapstLibrary.
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Herman Moll, Enlightenment Geographer Working as a printer, engraver, and geographer in London, Herman Moll made the acquaintance of some of the leading thinkers of the English Enlightenment, including John Locke, Robert Hooke, and Jonathan Swift. The Dutchman’s contemporaries held … Continue reading
Mapping and Mercantilism in the Caribbean Cartography in Britain, and much of Europe in general, revolved around naval commerce and travel during the early modern period. Cartographers like Thomas Jefferys (1719 – 1771) created these maps within a competitive economic … Continue reading
The Mapping of New Spain When Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist widely considered one of the brightest scientific minds of his era, set off on a voyage to South America, the Spanish colony of New Spain (modern-day Mexico) was … Continue reading
George Sandys was the seventh and youngest son of Edwin Sandys, archbishop of York for the Church of England. Sandys’ Relation was a seminal work at the time, detailing the culture of the Ottoman Empire as well as the ecumenical … Continue reading
Maps are all around us. A map of campus orients the visitor to Boston College; an old map of Boston hangs in a gilt frame; and, increasingly, a map on a handheld device points to a coffee spot, a concert … Continue reading